§ 124.062  INVESTIGATION, EXAMINATION OF APPLICANT.
   (a)   The application for a driver's license for a vehicle for hire shall be investigated by the police chief or his or her designee. No license shall be granted to any person:
      (1)   Who does not possess a valid driver's license.
      (2)   Who has been convicted for a sex crime as defined by SDCL 22-24b-1 or any indecent exposure for which they are still subject to registration requirements.
      (3)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within the last five years for all other indecent exposure (Class 1 misdemeanor).
      (4)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within the last ten years of application for a crime of violence as defined by SDCL 22-1-2(9). 
      (5)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within the last five years of application for a felony possession/distribution of controlled substances. 
      (6)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within one year of application for a simple assault.
      (7)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within the last five years of application for a felony driving or control of vehicle with alcohol in blood or while under influence of alcohol, drug, or intoxicant.
      (8)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within two years of application for any driving or control of vehicle with alcohol in blood or while under influence of alcohol, drug, or intoxicant.
      (9)   Who has a conviction or date of discharge from prison, jail, probation, or parole within two years of application for a hit/run or leaving the scene.
      (10)   For any good cause.
   (b)   Convictions in other states considered. Any conviction for an offense in another state which, if committed in this state, would be a violation of one of the offenses listed in subsection (a) shall be used to determine if applicant is eligible for a license.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 8.707; 1992 Code, § 43-51)  (Ord. 84-82, passed 8-9-1982; Ord. 137-98, passed 12-21-1998; Ord. 19-01, passed 3-5-2001; Ord. 24-14, passed 4-15-2014)